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Son's tribute to Salford mother beaten to death

Elsie Hayes
Image caption Elsie Hayes was fun-loving and full of energy, her son said

An elderly woman who was found beaten to death in her home in Salford was a "devoted mother", her son said.

Elsie Hayes, 78, was discovered at the house on Littleton Road, Lower Kersal, on 30 June. Tests revealed she died from multiple injuries.

Her son Lee Hayes, 56, was arrested on suspicion of murder and later sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

His brother, Dr Roy Hayes, 55, said his mother was a fun-loving woman who would be sadly missed.

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.

In a statement Dr Hayes said: "Elsie was a fun loving woman who was young at heart and always full of energy. She was very sociable and lived an active life with many friends.

"She was a devoted mother of two sons. She was non-judgemental and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She always put others before herself.

"She was the most wonderful mother who was taken away long before her time was due. She will be sadly missed."

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